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Mir 2.1 Released With Some New Protocol Support, Many Fixes

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:02
Mir 2.1 has been released as Canonical's project around offering a set of libraries for constructing Wayland shells particularly with Snap confinement support and other Ubuntu-focused features...

This Python script mimics Babbage's Difference Engine - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:02

In Use this Python script to simulate Babbage's Difference Engine, Python offered an alternative solution to Babbage's problem of determining the number of marbles in a two-dimensional pyramid. Babbage's Difference Engine solved this using a table showing the number of marble rows and the total number of marbles.

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Customize an Intel NUC with Linux - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:01

After nearly six months of frequent video conferencing, I was tired of looking at my colleagues as tiny thumbnails on 13" and 15" laptop displays. However, I didn't want the clutter of a desktop or tower case and all the associated cabling.

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13 Best Photo Image Editors for Linux

Tecmint - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:00

In this article, I have reviewed of some the best photo editing software available on different Linux distributions. These are not the only photo editors available but are among the best and commonly used

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5 qualities of outstanding open source community managers - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:00

A community manager is the quarterback of an open source community. This is the person who ensures that everything runs smoothly, the one who helps the community and all its members grow. Every thriving community needs one.

While the specific skills and expertise a community manager needs depend on the community itself—after all, every community is unique—there are a handful of core qualities you'll see in any outstanding community manager.

Here are five of them.

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How to Install Python IDLE in Linux

Tecmint - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:50

IDLE is an Integrated and learning environment created with Python using the GUI Tkinter toolkit. This is mainly used by beginners to get familiar with Python. IDLE is a cross-platform application that works with

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Developers Try Again To Upstream Motorola 6800 Series Support In LLVM

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:02
Hobbyist developers are trying once again to get a Motorola 6800 back-end merged into the upstream LLVM compiler. Yes, the M68k processors that are some 30+ years old...

Navigating the cloud opportunity: how service providers can win and retain customers in the hyperscale world

Red Hat News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:00

Open source technologies can drive innovation, allowing customers to deliver more and exceed business expectations. And the growing customer interest in multicloud environments and consumption-based pricing models offers an opportunity for service providers that partner with Red Hat to meet evolving business needs.

Red Hat's Stratis 2.2 Linux Storage Solution Released

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 08:29
A new version of Stratis is ready to go as Red Hat's open-source storage solution built atop LVM and XFS for offering easy and modern local storage management on Linux systems that aim to rival the likes of Btrfs and ZFS but without having to rely on a new file-system...

WayVNC 0.3 Released - The Wayland VNC Server Now Supports Copy & Paste

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:33
WayVNC 0.3 released today as the Wayland VNC server built atop the WLROOTS library...

Micron Looks To Upstream Their Media Pool "Mpool" Object Storage To The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 02:40
Micron's Mpool is at the heart of their HSE Open-Source Storage Engine in providing an object storage media pool built atop block storage devices. Micron engineers are now looking at possibly having Mpool upstreamed into the mainline Linux kernel...